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Faith Briefs Saturday, Aug. 1

Women’s conference

LEXINGTON — Today beginning at 10 a.m., The Jewels of Destiny Prayer Ministry, of the Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, is hosting its fourth annual women’s conference on the theme of “Sowing In Tears.”

On Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Monica Massey of Holy Ghost Tabernacle of Greensboro will be the guest speaker. Testimonies will be presented by Linda Hurd of Shady Grove Baptist Church, East Spencer; Barbara Griffin Carson of Union Chapel AME Zion Church Linwood; and Pastor Vanessa Lindsay, Warriors for Christ, High Point. For more information contact Elaine Hardy at 336-852-8783.


Block party at Conquerors Shield of Faith today

KANNAPOLIS — Conquerors Shield of Faith, 416 N. Rose Ave., is hosting a block party today from noon to 3 p.m. with games, crafts, prizes, music, lunch and more, all free.

Sunday will be Family & Friends day at Conquerors Shield of Faith with guest minister Ardy Gaskings and Psalmist Aisha Williams. For more information call Pastor Tony Hall at 704-998-8096.


Rhema Praise and Worship anniversary

SPENCER — Fully Anointed Dance Ministry of Rhema Praise and Worship Church will celebrate its first anniversary today at 4 p.m. All mime ministries and dance ministries are welcome. The church is located at 117 Long Ferry Road.


The Men Over Sixty

KANNAPOLIS — The Men Over Sixty of the Carolinas will be celebrating their 12th anniversary today at 5 p.m. at United  Missionary Baptist Church, 30010 Clermont Ave.

There will be local groups, plus The Royal Gospel Quartet of Greenville, S.C. will also be performing.

The Rev. John E. Jones is host pastor.


Cedar Grove Gospel Choir anniversary

The Cedar Grove Gospel Choir will celebrate its 58th anniversary this evening  beginning at 6 p.m.; in- and out-of-town groups will participate. The anniversary will conclude on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Carolyn Bratton, pastor of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church,  as the guest speaker. The Rev. Bertha Pittman is pastor of Cedar Grove.


World of Faith Real Old Time Youth Revival

World of Faith Outreach Ministry, 5370 Stokes Ferry Road, is hosting a Real Old Time Youth Revival through Aug. 3. Services are at 7 p.m. tonight, Sunday and Monday. Come as you are.


Liberty Baptist celebrates homecoming

CHINA GROVE — Liberty Baptist Church, Hwy 152 E., will celebrate its 28th homecoming on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. There will be special preaching and singing and a traditional meal in the fellowship hall after the service. Host pastor is Barry Kemp.


Casual Sunday at North Kannapolis 

KANNAPOLIS — Sunday is Casual Sunday at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St. Worship with special music begins at 10:45 a.m. Lunch, fun, and games will follow the service. For additional information, call 704-933-2125.


Keith Plott in concert

KANNAPOLIS – Southern gospel music soloist Keith Plott will be in concert at Rodgers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., on Sunday at 11 a.m. A free will love offering will be taken. Call 704-932-8301 for details.


Homecoming at Phaniels Baptist 

ROCKWELL — Phaniels Baptist Church, 685 Phaniel Church Road, is having homecoming on Sunday. The Rev. Jeff Faggart will be the guest pastor at the 11 a.m. service.


Homecoming at Macedonia Missionary Baptist

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming on Sunday. The 11 a.m. message will be brought by the Rev. Jerry Miller. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall at 1:30 p.m. The 3 p.m. message will be brought by the Rev. Joseph Robinson, pastor of New Creation Baptist Church in Statesville.


Guest speaker at Emmanuel Baptist

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, will host a guest speaker on Sunday. The Rev. John R. Gupton from Dunn will lead the 11 a.m. worship service.

The Rev. Richard Gross will be giving the message at the 6 p.m. service.


Dorsett Chapel holds homecoming

SPENCER — Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ will be celebrating its annual homecoming service on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Timothy Bridges, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Spencer, is the guest speaker.

Dorsett Chapel’s annual revival will be held Aug. 4 – 6 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Leamon Brown, pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church, is the guest speaker.


Homecoming at Oak Grove Baptist

CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will observe its annual homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. C. L. Phelps, pastor of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Revival services will begin Monday. The speaker for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights will be the Rev. Frank Thomas, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of High Point. The speaker for Thursday and Friday nights will be the Rev. Dr. Nathan Scovens, pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Services begin at 7 p.m.

Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.


In My Father’s House Outreach Ministries

In My Father’s House Outreach Ministries, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, continues its series on The Purpose Driven Life, on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St.

The ministry meets the first two Thursdays of each month. The next meeting is Aug. 13. For more information, call 704-492-6086.


CWU annual Human Rights Celebration

New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunns Mountain Church Road, will host the Church Women United Human Rights Celebration on Friday, Aug. 7.

The Rev. Carol Hallman, pastor of First United Church of Christ, will be the guest speaker. CWU gather annually to learn, worship and celebrate all God’s people and our work for justice. The theme for this year is Journey Toward Peace. The program begins at 7 p.m. and ends with refreshments provided by the CWU unit. Guests are invited to participate in bringing school supplies for Communities In School. For more information call 704-636-6119.


Community Health Fair at Solid Rock Church of God

Solid Rock Church will host a Community Health Fair sponsored by Novant Health and Novant Health Breast Center on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Novant Health will sponsor free blood pressure monitoring, free diabetes screening, education and more. No appointment is necessary.

Novant Health Breast Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be on site for screening women age 35 and over. Mammograms are covered as a preventive screening under most insurance plans and require an appointment. Scholarships are available for women without health insurance.  Call 704-645-1782 for additional information.

Refreshments will be served. Solid Rock Church of God is located at 1004 Locke St., Salisbury. The Rev. Samuel A. Washington is pastor. Call the church office at 704-645-1782 for more information.


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